Tenho um machete Collins & Co Hartford Legitimus No 128 que encontrei na cave da antiga casa dos meus avós, quando a estava a limpar para depois ser vendida. Tenho a certeza que o machete já lá estava há muitas décadas esquecido, pois eu próprio frequentei a casa com muita regularidade durante uns bons 40 anos e nunca o tinha visto nem ouvido falar dele…
Será que me conseguem ajudar na correta identificação do machete e se tem algum valor?
Tem como particularidade um cabo parcialmente envolvido com uma espécie de cordão amarelado/dourado e a ponta do cabo diferente de todos os outos machetes que tenho visto (incluindo os que estão na foto inicial deste tópico).
Posso enviar uma fotos caso me forneçam um email para onde enviar.
Helo! I have a Collins & Co Hartford Legitimus No 128 machete that I found in the basement of my grandparents’ old house, when I was cleaning it and then it was sold. I am sure that the machete had been forgotten there for many decades, as I myself frequented the house very regularly for a good 40 years and had never seen or heard of it… Can they help me with the correct identification of the machete and if it has any value? Its particularity is a cable partially wrapped with a kind of yellowish / golden cord and the tip of the cable different from all other machetes that I have seen (including those in the initial photo of this topic). I can send a photo if you give me an email where to send it. Thanks in advance!
That is a 1875–1930 Collins 21″ 55 cm. Model 128 with a madera con alambre de latón.
It does not have the made in the U.S.A. line on the stamp which was mandated by some South American countries during the occupation of Nicaragua during the years of 1912 to 1933. The Country of Origin stampings or markings became important for South American countries to track the flow of weapons into South America that possibly were being given to the revolutionaries by foreign companies and foreign countries. The “Made in the U.S.A.” or “Made in China” etc., labeling we see today started in South America.
If you are going to keep it you might want to carefully conserve it or preserve it.
It takes some work time to do this way